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so what i. have to say. visits for. five children with their relatives. stories. head to the iraqi army says it's recaptured the key town of. their jubilation however is a start with what the people. have gone through and there was no other. nothing to eat. on his repeated pledge to quit. doesn't see any plan for withdrawal locals say no one is safe.
during the u.s. operation. later they said they had killed it. well hello good morning nine am sunday morning here in moscow i'm kevin though if this is the weekly on r t a roundup of the big stories of the last seven days even if it wasn't a big music there for a minute we're going to start with this an emotional story about five children from southern russia it was stranded in iraq and they've been reunited with their families it was one of our big stories in the week it's believed the youngsters were taken to iraq by their parents who joined. filmed them in a baghdad often age where they were taken out of the liberation of mosul we've also been helping to try to find their other relatives in russia as well crucial to helping them get along among the five children two sisters their names a d.j.
plane carrying five children from iraq landed in grozny but for the families waiting with stories and balloons there was also the question how to help these children some to some the morality to witness the chorus of i still the loss of their parents and being left all alone and to bug the orphanage. for their little sister had vision and at sema bases and other thing of the past here is then your home and their family has agreed to share their first day together with us the girls found the perfect remedy in their grandfather plenty of sweets and friends to play with. this is her deja and she's clearly two leads of the pack it seems to grueling experience of football has made her even stronger for team zero six comfort in the arms of her granddad who seems just too afraid to part with her again even for a moment it looks like the perfect family image
a house filled with children's love to cries plenty of noise and fussing about it takes a while to realize what's missing. i know i need. to go in. and get even with all the love and care has to offer his granddaughters there are still many rooms left on here. to them as other business. but the critical is about whether. you're good with that but i'm going to go big out of the. center to do just this to get a good tenant some of that not a short give away there would you push it to get up to that i wanted to go into that kind of alt mode and then i moved back to their members for the full but yeah a lot of the other for the goodwill so there was a. few clues.
or to prove the conflict is the creation of adults but it's often children who pay the heaviest price while hundreds even thousands of youngsters who remain trapped and lost in what appears to be the ruins of a self-proclaimed caliphate had seizure and fits along with a few lucky ones who escaped will now hopefully learn how to be happy children. yes rustler say and they're among the five lucky children who found their way back home however there are dozens more stranded in iraq you can find on reports video of those children from the baghdad orphanage at a web site r.t. dot com impale if you recognize any of them or have any information about their families contact us via e-mail you see at the bottom of your screen. iraqi military says it's retaken the strategically important town of tal afar one of the last islamic state strongholds in that country but a u.s. backed offensive has come at
a heavy cost for civilians. the operation started a week ago i saw militants of drop by now from tel afar but is still holding nearby territory for gas discover late. we're at the airport of talent five near five kilometers from the city itself where the operation to liberate the elephant is underway this actually serves as a sort of said cold base serving the entire operation and soldiers from the frontlines they come here to rest and to eat before heading back there exultant they say that the operation is almost over they've actually even got a message for isis i hear yes i have a massive leave they are world now you have no place here will hunt you down
wherever you are there jubilation however is a stark odds with what the people of talent have gone through a quality because miserable we were under occupation imagine that and you know they turned the mosques into prisons there were thirty to forty people there we don't know what happened to them they demanded that molests recruited young people to join eisel and when they refused they locked them up there was no interest in no food nothing to eat we were almost dying there was no work and no man to sing my kidneys have almost failed it's been three years without medicine or anything tens of thousands of iraqi soldiers were mobilized for this operation the u.s. led coalition has brought to bear its full mice its people fleeing from california and more than thirty thousand have escaped from the city escaped from the fighting they had to brave walking through the you've been deserts which is all there is here for ten twenty hours to get to safety to find water to find food. medicine
medical supplies and indeed treatment and from what we've heard many of them didn't make it but the commander of the operation he spoke to us and he said they expect to be done in another four days. everyone thought deliberation would be difficult and we would be two months the deliberations room is complete another interesting development that we've learned of is that on the twenty fifth of august four hundred families of isis fighters were let out of the city the details a murky and nobody knows exactly what happened but the commander of the operation and he previously was the chief of the mosul operation he told us that indeed this had happened he confirmed it but again without details and what about the four hundred families that escaped that escaped. did you fail to catch them and did you let them do for humanitarian reasons. we have
a system we had of all the refugees to the iraqi government and they handled it. still the battle in telephone is far from over from what the soldiers tell us most of the civilians have managed to get out and managed to flee nevertheless there are still thousands of people trapped in a shrinking area where isis still holds sway and where they still haven't been defeated and they have a terrifying few days ahead of them. the operation when you stand back from repairs striking similarities with the recent campaign in nearby mosul which left thousands dead the two cities where i saw strongholds besieged by us but the wrecking forces thousands of civilians were trapped inside both telephone and mosul and the constant bombardment as we've reported in the past many of those who tried to flee were killed in the crossfire and those that remain there quickly one of the basic supplies and the operations have been moving forward of course we see that there
are a lot of others that get in that have been in it of course because it brilliant currently i mean when you're constantly what could be the woman are very much on their love for nothing more than is that is that people who are living be able. to remain you know then. nine and while being shot. on monday donald trump announced his new war strategy for afghanistan the main idea is that u.s. troops will be staying in the country the president's new plan provides no time frame now for a withdrawal although it's administration did hint to the boost in numbers of troops he chose to keep the exact numbers secret he also wants nato allies to throw more troops and money into the pot too it's a stark departure them from trump's previous fuse before he became president we will also expand authority for american armed forces to target the terrorist and criminal networks afghanistan is
a total and complete disaster let's get with it get out of afghanistan in the past trump was highly dismissive of obama's approach to afghanistan and called for a speedy withdrawal and condemned the loss of american lives and wasted money we asked locals in afghanistan for their views. how did you go you couldn't hear american and afghan forces carry out operations at night sometimes their intelligence reports are inaccurate civilians including women and children get killed. and there was a doctor is a horse who is hit by a drone strike and another man was on his way home when he was killed by a drone. the power of the u.s. operation into the house and so schoolboy they shot him dead later they said they had killed a taliban finds before they left they blew up the entire building the u.s. strategy for afghanistan comes amid a shake up in donald trump in a circle of course next as khaled maupin reports the president's foreign policy
decisions with his new team and surprise his supporters so you want to be an american president what gets you aleck to is it pledges of more wars or the opposite we've been moving from one reckless intervention to another cut in libya syria iraq iran this destructive cycle bad decisions we cannot be the policeman of the world whole show that promises a peace were key for trump voters more than half of americans said they would prefer that the next president curb u.s. involvement in military conflicts and trump isn't the only president to have gotten the job of writing hopes of peace but as we confront a vicious adversary that abides by no rules. i believe the united states of america must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war. that is what makes us different from those whom we fight you got it they even gave obama the nobel peace prize preemptively
but by the time he left office he had droned bombed and intervened even more than his predecessor many hoped that the donald would make a difference however it looks like he may be set on a similar track with words of love being replaced by war and i ordered a targeted new jersey story. if you can see we are sending an armada very powerful we have submarines very powerful we have many options for venezuela including a possible military option north korea best not make it work threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never see but thinking out of policy is pretty far from a one man job here are some of the people who help think out and develop trump strategy you know the one that got him elected well they're all gone except for one
meanwhile the white house routinely invites people who have a pretty clear interest for wars to go on people voted for trump because they knew hillary clinton was a warmonger and that she had wanted to destabilize the middle east as she did with libya the people in charge of the white house are now jared kushner trump gary gary cohen h.r. mcmaster paul goose all very pro-war people and those are from close advisors i think that most people who support trump hope they keep to his promises but they do recognize that all of his closest advisors are now opposed to the agenda that got trampled elected yes the new team trump isn't exactly made up of peace mongers and it's pretty far from the vision that americans voted for caleb oppen r.t. new york. former u.s. congressman ron paul of trump's comes to to you.
he changes the words and makes it sound like the world will come apart if we don't continue to be the world's policeman he says he's not into nation building but there was a pretense anyway how many nations that we can really build or improve we've torn nations apart so he is seen as a flip flopper which i think politically is a bad position to be. going to be perpetual war nobody knows exactly who the enemy is and nobody will know when it is ended but i think trump has been maybe a little bit more upfront that his goal isn't to get done in six months or a year it looks like he's planning to be there for the long term. he wants to increase the troop levels than he will but we don't know exactly and we who are on the pro peace side think that he should do very very little without the consent of the congress and yet it sounds to me like even he wants to give away
some of his authority and say well the generals are in charge the generals in charge let them make all the decisions. even if he flip flops and goes along with the neo cons which it looks like he has he's not going to win them over the people who support mccain and graham and rubio they're not going to all of sudden say oh yeah it looks like trump is one of us now we're going to support a so i think he loses i think he loses in a political way he loses support from some of his base and he's not going to gain any support from the people who are now saying oh he looks like he's waking up and he's accepting the neo con position approach to a war coming up with smalling monuments to controversial figures from the poster under threat in the u.s. and it seems the trend has taken a global twist to. bitcoin saul's for trust it's
a mathematical formula for trust think about all the institutions in your life that require trust you trust people on the road are going to be not crashing into you you trust the doctor is professional you trust the hospital is working in a trust third parties all day long point is the first international currency that doesn't require trust it just requires consensus to do. the protocol and why would you not be buying into the protocol if you're getting fabulously wealthy or watching central banks collapse i like about it i mean wealth comes and goes but watching central banks crawl into their desk and pee themselves and cry that's what i like.
i give him some he's going. off a million people have taken part in an anti terrorist in this last week the show of unity was also to remember the fifteen victims of the deadly attacks in spain the crowd scarry than is chanting we're not afraid walking alongside them was king felipe of spain but the major focus of the week was on that small city that small town over with a terrorist cell was believed to be radicalized peter all of our europe correspondent went and talked to those. radicalizing force. couldn't believe a month police now believe the ripple was at the center of the plague. this small spanish town took away in the foothills of the pyrenees is hardly what you think of
as a hotbed of islamic terrorism but it was here in the fall that the terrorist cell which attacked barcelona recruited were indoctrinated and radicalized eventually going on to carry out their deadly mission. was. but it was here that the terrorists that rammed his truck into crowds of people and boss alone lived. the twenty two year old moroccan was gunned down on monday following eight four day manhunt by authorities was the our. local people here say they can't believe he lived within that community. they
play football together on the beach nearby with other kids from the neighborhood they were brought up here since they were little but. of course it. they were behind what happened around here we can believe it the seem to be very nice people who want to be really cold running somebody make sure they keep after the ball saluted with time and they also see that the sale melted into a full society attending the local high school and being a fixture on local football fields so how did say seemingly quiet group of quiet teenage is a quiet town and is part of the jihad to sell. the answers to that many are looking towards the mosque that they attended it's here that they're understood to have attended prayers led by our society who's been accused of being the. master behind this terrorist cell the authorities pointed the finger at him and now that's
being reiterated by some of those accused of being part of the cell have appeared in court but who is. what do we know about the thirty year old moroccan national we know that he had a criminal past in front back in twenty ten he was sent to prison here in spain for his part in a drug smuggling operation and it's in jail where he's understood to have become radicalized in fact he's believed to have spent time with those who plotted and carried out the madrid bombings we also know that back in twenty sixteen he spent time in belgium around the time of the bombings on the metro the airports in brussels. he is believed to have been killed it was announced by authorities that his d.n.a. was found at the site of a bomb making factory did exploded and at the moment the authorities are writing that off as that his own potential weapons of death course him out in the end.
as the investigation continues arrests continue to be made including that of the owner of an internet cafe that suspected members of the terrorist cell and no into a frequent it begs the question just how many small tranquil communities like this could potentially be harboring fatal terrorist cells peter all over. so these are the twelve suspected members of that terror cell that came from. all believed to be from the moroccan community all pretty much similar age as well as you can see the taken along there the youngest just seventeen the eldest twenty two radicalized teenagers are not a new phenomenon of course last year a sixteen year old syrian boy was arrested on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack. the german city of cologne the fifteen year old boy was arrested on
suspicion of plotting the one lawyer we spoke to in the week specializing in religious terrorism told us europe's really got used to living with insecurity should be talking to close to come to some of the leaders and other european countries have said that we just need to quote unquote get used to the fact that this is part of our lives and it's very sad to see that in a continent such as europe which has had so many freedoms has such diversity of different people and has allowed those freedoms it is sad to see that people are now no longer surprised again this is a lot of backtracking they're having to go against major national you are european union policies which state that you know they shouldn't do much they should look at religion they should look at other things and they certainly shouldn't police the streets. a movement to take down statues of confederate heroes another controversial story figures gay momentum in the us in the wake of all started in charlottesville virginia a kohl's. two weeks ago now on that rally in support of
a monument of a confederate general was met with a come to protest since then several months have been destroyed to cover it up in other parts of the country too although sometimes the targets of questionable. i don't care if the george washington or thomas jefferson statue or robert is that they fall into.
e.s.p.n. executives have decided that a play by play announcer robert lee will not be in the broadcast booth for next saturday's college football season opener because of the similarity between his name and the same confederate icon. this is a perfect example of what kind of lunacy our country is going through connally's
rice said it beautifully these are my this is this is our history right and what the left is engaging is a storable revisionism this is the reality for better or for worse of what the us it was in its most of our founding fathers were slave owners right there are participating in the evil of slavery so sam we have tear them down so we take washington off the one dollar bill it's a teachable moment you walk in with your kids the south and you see a mine at the jefferson davis or whoever it might be it's a moment to sit with your child reflect a lot was and how we moved from it i think we're heading to a very dark place and it scares me quite a bit warren statues doesn't end in the u.s. monuments to a stranger's clonie past including this statue of captain cook in sydney have also drawn people's wrath critics say it ignores tens of thousands of years of indigenous history the britons not escape the trendy the germans for major newspapers called for nelson's column no less in london to be toppled she described the naval commander as a white supremacist and
a defender of slavery we have people there whether the admiral should be given his arching orders or not. there's been an argument need a saying that in this day and age you would be perceived as a white supremacist. rubbish everybody as you see everybody seems to enjoy now i don't think it should be to moche i don't think there's going to do any harm trying to get rid of nelson yeah no one well you can get rid of is that. tends to show show that the all fucked up that you can get rid of. today so far thanks for watching i'm kevin o. in our programs good to you but after the break. while you go shit will get you nowhere you don't order your sisters noticed i noted more again one million people died and died.
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